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Richard Belden

Male Abt 1598 - 1655  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Richard Belden 
    Born Abt 1598  Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1655  Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I17227  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TD
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 

    Father Lawrence Beldon,   b. Bef 20 May 1571,   d. Bef 1641  (Age < 69 years) 
    Family ID F16416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Ackrenden 
    Married 9 Dec 1622  Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. John Belden,   b. Bef 8 Feb 1634,   d. 27 Jun 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F10582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He probably emigrated about 1638 with a group of Yorkshire Puritans led by Ezekiel Rogers, minister of Rowley, Yorkshire. He first appears in Wethersfield records in 1641.

      The two generations of ancestry given for him here were pieced together from fragmentary records by Paul C. Reed (citation details below) with the caveat that there is "no absolute proof" of his parentage. What Reed did prove was that he was absolutely not, as Belden family tradition long claimed, a son of Sir Francis Baildon of Kippax in the West Riding.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3890] Paul C. Reed and John C. B. Sharpe, "The English Ancestry of Richard1 Belden of Wethersfield, Connecticut." The American Genealogist 76:20, Jan 2001; 76:122, Apr 2001.

    2. [S2189] The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut, Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington, and of Glastonbury Prior to its Incorporation in 1693, From Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time by Sherman W. Adams, ed. Henry R. Stiles. New York: The Grafton Press, 1904.

    3. [S399] The Settlers of the Beekman Patent by Frank J. Doherty. Ongoing multivolume series begun in 1990.

    4. [S3889] Donald E. Poste, "English Origins of the Beldens of Wethersfield." The American Genealogist 45:135, 1969.